Kyambogo University has temporarily suspended all activities on campus for a period of two (2) weeks following surging cases of coronavirus at the university campus.
In a statement dated 2nd June 2021, from the office of the Vice Chancellor addressed to all Staff and Students, it was announced that the closure is as a result of recommendations from a team of health experts led by Dr. Monica Musenero, the Senior Presidential Advisor on epidemics.
“The team informed management that it had made an impromptu tour around the University and noted that about 70% of the population were not properly wearing masks amd observing social distance. If such negligence continued and the situation is not immediately addressed, the spread of the virys is bound to escalate,” Prof Katunguka noted.
“Aware of the negligence of the population and the rapidly increasing cases of COVID-19 at the University, Management has decided to; suspend all physical activities on campus for a period of two weeks with effect from 4th to 18 June, 2021. These include lectures, workshops, seminars, meetings, group discussions and practicals to mention but a few,”
“Reduce the number of staff working at the university, maintain 30 per abroad of the staff in offices.”
The Kyambogo administration also announced that they will organise a COVID-19 vaccination exercise for their staff and students between 4th and 8th June 2021.